Daniel Craig recalls James Bond ‘Wreckage Train’ announcement press conference
Daniel Craig may have stepped back from the role of Agent 007, but that doesn’t mean James Bond has left his mind completely. In an interview on the Hollywood Reporter’s Award Chatter podcast, Craig revealed that although he no longer plays the character, he recently took a trip down memory lane and reviewed his first Bond press conference, describing her as ” a fucking train wreck “.
In 2006, Craig made his Bond debut in the spy movie Casino Royale. The star would go on to play the character for a total of five films before emptying her martini glass in the 2021 box office hit No Time to Die. However, during his Bond debut, Craig was often criticized. This was mainly due to his different appearance from former Bond stars such as Sean Connery and dark-haired Pierce Brosnan. Needless to say, it was a rough start for Craig, and his first press conference for Casino Royale showed how he still finds his place as the big star of the iconic franchise.
“After the announcement was made, we hosted this incredibly successful press conference. I watched pieces of it, ”said Craig. “It’s a fucking train wreck.”
“In some ways, I regret the way this press conference went; in other ways I’m very happy with the way this press conference went, ”the actor continued. “I didn’t know how to activate the spell, which was to be charming and to be clever, ‘Oh, that’s a beautiful question, how kind of you to ask that.’ I was just, ‘Fuck you! You fuck yourself too!’ It’s everything I wanted to say.
Craig obviously learned the ropes of Bond and how to handle the press with “charm,” as his last entry as a character wowed fans and critics alike. No Time to Die currently holds an 83% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and is one of the highest grossing films of 2021. However, Craig hasn’t given up on his straightforward, outspoken personality either.
When asked what advice he would give his successor as Bond, the actor responded simply by saying, “Don’t be a shit.” To be honest, that’s pretty solid advice. Currently, we don’t yet know who will replace Craig as Bond, and we’re curious to see how future 007 press conferences go. Stay tuned for updates.